University of Fort Hare
Senior Researcher: Leadership Ethics (Alice Campus)
The continent of Africa is increasingly challenged by a crisis-ridden world to convert its remarkable natural, cultural and human resources into socio-economic, political and environmental stability, development and sustainability. Good leadership is the single most critical factor in harnessing potential into activity that will guarantee survival on the planet, a reversal of increasing inequality and a rebuilding of social cohesion. Closed system thinking and design, underpinned by flawed assumptions such as – in economics for example – the sufficiency of markets and growth and the sovereignty of economics from ethics and politics, must be decisively transformed. The incumbent will play a leading role in the inter-disciplinary academic efforts of the Centre as it strategically conducts research and develops curriculum and course material that establish Leadership Ethics as a new discipline which responds in relevant ways to the realities of Africa, while engaging inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural theory and practice. The incumbent will be expected to participate in ground-breaking research and teaching on good and bad leadership through the ages and in different spheres and contexts, with special attention to the honourable, effective, versatile, transformative and collective leader.
Requirements: •A Doctorate in a pertinent discipline •A demonstration of significant research achievements such as accredited publications and successful postgraduate research supervision
would be a significant advantage •Demonstrable prowess and experience of at least five years in relevant teaching and curriculum design at undergraduate and postgraduate level •Experience in academic leadership, administration and management will be favourably considered.
Duties: •Specific duties may include: •Conducting of research •Initiation and development of course material •Supervision of postgraduate research projects •Significant leadership role in research projects, sometimes within a research team •Course coordination •Preparation and delivery of lectures and seminars •Consultation with students •Administrative functions •Assessment and moderation of student learning •Participation in planning, meetings and committee work.
Candidates who meet the criteria are invited to forward an application with a covering letter clearly indicating the position you are applying for, complete CV, proof of remuneration and three work-related referees, to: Centre for Leadership Ethics in Africa (CLEA); Mr Shaun Snaigo, HR Team Leader: CLEA, Human Resources Department, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, tel. (040) 602-2256, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 2 MARCH 2013.
Note: Correspondence will be conducted with short-listed candidates only.
Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from SAQA.
The University of Fort Hare reserves the right not to appoint